Summary of Exodus:
It starts of with all of Jacobs children living in Egypt, thriving and flourishing. The 12 brothers all passed and the offspring kept multiplying. Then there was a Pharoah who did not know Joseph and hated that he saw the Israelite community getting bigger, so he placed hardship/abuse/slavery on them to prevent then from reproducing so quickly or at all.
A Levi married a Levite woman and conceived a child, she was raised him until he was 3 months old and then sent him down river, because of the law that the Pharoah placed on Hebrew children. Pharoah’ s daughter was washing at the river and found the baby boy, and noticed it was a Hebrew child and decided to name him Moses. Moses grew and began to know that his people were the Hebrews, that he saw an Egyptian assaulting a Hebrew man and to defend him, Moses killed the Egyptian and buried him in the sand. As Moses walked in the community, the other Hebrews started becoming me an saying that, “what are you gon kill me too” that Moses ran off because now the community knew what he did. He ran away and found a man, a Priest, Midian with some land and daughters, Moses ended up marrying his daughter Zipporah and they had a son name Gershom.
Moses was watching his father in law, Jethro flock and walked behind the Mountain of God, Horeb and while there he saw a bush burning but it was being destroyed but maintaining a fire while still in its original form. And while he looked, and Angel of God appeared unto him and the angel was God and Moses was scared to look upon. Nevertheless, he did and while God told him that he has heard the cries of the children of Israel for the torture that they has been experiencing at the hands if the current Pharaoah. And that Moses was chosen to save them from such tribulation.
Moses didn’t know how to even articulate this phenomenon to the Hebrews, so God told him that He is the I AM. And that he will do wonders in Egypt that will cause the Pharaoah to let the people go.
Moses was preparing to talk to the Pharaoah but had doubts based on the iniquity of himself. Moses stuttered and was not a good public speaker, so God told him to get his brother Aaron, and let Aaron be his mouth piece and Moses will be God, giving the words to say to Aaron. Moses married Zipporah, Jethrk daughter and left the city of Midian to go to Egypt. While there Moses took a staff and turned the staff into a snake, but the Pharaoahs magicians did the same thing to.
Moses asked Pharaoah to release the children of Israel, to go three days and make a sacrifice to a God that he doesn’t know, instead Pharaoh told them that he isn’t providing straw to make brick and now the COI has to find their own straw and keep up with their daily tasks. And they were beaten if they did not comply or fulfill their task. Moses went back to God, like, “what’s the deal”. Everytime I go to Pharoah he gets worse, not realizing that God hardened Pharaoah heart on purpose to prove something.
*according to the story the COI, were not in bondage until this particular Pharaoah came and it took a while before God acknowledged their cries, I guess he had to wait for Moses to get to a certain age before the salvation can ushered in.
The first time that the name for Jehovah was mentioned
The Lord gave continued to give instructions Moses and Aaron to talk to Pharaoah but at the same time God hardened Pharaoahs heart, thus chapter explained the reason for such confusion, it wasn’t really about freeing the children of Israel but showing Pharoah and the Egyptians the power of God. Like turning the rivers to blood, causing Aaron’s rod to turn into a snake and devouring the Magicians serpents. It was an example to all people that the power of the Most High is something not to mess with. Unbeknownst to Moses, God had an ulterior motive to show off.
*I did find this line interesting,
Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.
Exodus 7:2 KJV
It read “out of his land” it is interesting because I would imagine it saying God’s land and not Pharaoahs.
God gave Moses words to convince Pharaoah to free the children of Israel. Threats of famine, locusts, and death but little did Moses know that God according to the Bible hardened Pharaohs heart. Remember this started over Pharaoahs’ hate for the children of Israel but once he saw the power of God affect his livelihood and family, he was ready to give the children back, but God refused his change of heart and kept him in his hate. It was sickening to read that God would do something like this, playing both sides of the field, using us.
*Then one night, while watching “Underground” I felt the need to read my chapter a day, Exodus, for I thought that the time fit according to my personality that I can resonate in a higher realm. While reading the chapter, the scripture began to give gems and have supreme meaning.
And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
Exodus 13:21-22 KJV
For I understand that the OT is Christ veiled and NT revealed, it spoke of the spirit of the covering to lead them in the way. Scientifically, I quickly noticed that a cloud is a state of water, for water has three states gas, liquid, solid. Clouds are gases of water and water is used to baptize, symbolizing the submission becoming cleansed to follow the Right path which Yah has lead for you. Then in the night when darkness surrounds, the fire for the Most High keeps you focused and protected, for it is the light that shines. And it is this fire that John speaks of that only Christ can give and what we need most. That yearning to follow the Most High and embrace the Spirit of Christ in all we do.
I think that is a beautiful message to give and I give thanks that the Most High has shown me that, it gives me encouragement.
Also I want to point out that according to the order of creation
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Genesis 1:5 KJV
The fire of the Most High during the nite is before the Cloud, protection of the Lord during the morning. The first shall be last and the last shall be first.
This show “Underground” is pretty good, during the last episode, Noah and Harriet Tubman had a conversation, which involved Noah to lose his inner belief that he can succeed, even though he can’t see or touch it. Anyway Harriet explained to him that what gave you the inspiration to succeed in becoming free towards every obstacle, she was making a point that the inspiration you received, you can’t touch or see but yet it was there, and when it inspired you believed in what you saw. That inspiration was God.
How does this relate Exodus, a few ways but maybe no way at all, I felt the need to write down and share with you a reminder to give more reverence to God. For a lot that I do I work in my own skill set, knowing that I can do more, but to do more I need to increase in that fire to excel.
But what I did see in Exodus is this, God controls the dark and light, he creates the evil and good, he along do all these things. Isaiah 45, Pharaoh was just as much as controlled by God compared to Moses. Remember God hardened Pharaoahs heart, he used them both. If we take this internally, within our own body, temple, womb God is our anger as well as our joy. We have will to exercise both but only through his grace, or granting. We are pawns and I pray that you lead me not into temptation.
*I also want to identify that God didn’t speak against the spiritual system of the Egyptians. The magicians were still able to transform objects into living things, these are skills that has been practiced in their culture, for what God disapproves was the mistreatment of the children of Israel